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Workshop: Photovoltaics Research and Development Beyond SunShot

May 22, 2014 2:30PM to 8:00PM PDT

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This participatory workshop will bring together leaders in the field to explore the opportunities and challenges for research and development in PV after the SunShot goal has been achieved. The goal of the SunShot Initiative is to make solar energy cost-competitive with other forms of electricity by the end of the decade – specifically, to reach an installed, unsubsidized price of $0.06 per kilowatt hour ($1/W) for utility-scale systems.

The PV R&D Beyond SunShot workshop will include short primer talks on the future of the PV market and PV technology, followed by small and large group discussion. Discussion will explore questions on the key challenges for PV beyond the SunShot Initiative goal; new materials and devices that may be required to address these challenges; the critical challenges and opportunities specific to different material technologies; and needs for new expertise in PV R&D.

Agenda:
10:30 – 10:45    Opening Remarks: Rebecca Jones-Albertus, DOE SunShot
10:45 – 11:00    Primer 1: David Feldman, NREL
11:00 – 11:15    Primer 2: Charlie Gay, Greenstar
11:15 – 11:30    Breakout Session 1 Introduction: Marie Mapes, DOE SunShot: “Technology Specific Challenges Beyond SunShot”                                         
11:30 – 12:20    Breakout Session 1 Participant Discussion
12:20 – 12:30    Breakout Session 1 Voting/Ranking
12:30 – 1:00      Lunch
1:00 – 1:30        Breakout Session 1 Report Out to Group
1:30 – 1:45        Primer 3: Susan Huang, DOE SunShot
1:45 – 2:00        Primer 4: John Wohlgemuth, NREL
2:00 – 2:15        Breakout Session 2 Introduction: Lenny Tinker, DOE SunShot  "Challenges for PV Attributes Beyond SunShot and the Role of Reliability”
2:15 – 3:05        Breakout Session 2 Participant Discussion
3:05 – 3:15        Breakout Session 2 Voting/Ranking
3:15 – 3:45        Breakout Session 2 Report Out to Group
3:45 - 4:00         Coffee Break, General Discussion
4:00                     Adjourn